Gower Handbook of Project Management, 5th Edition published by Gower


New edition edited by Rodney Turner updates popular desk reference

11 April 2014 – London, UK – Gower Publishing in UK has announced the publication of the long awaited 5th edition of the Gower Handbook of Project Management, edited by Prof Rodney Turner.  Over the course of five editions, Gower Handbook of Project Management has become the definitive desk reference for project management practitioners. The Handbook gives an introduction to, and overview of, the essential knowledge required for managing projects. The team of expert contributors, selected to introduce the reader to the knowledge and skills required to manage projects, includes many of the most experienced and highly regarded international writers and practitioners.

140411-pmwj22-turner-IMAGEThe Fifth Edition has been substantially restructured. All but two of the authors are new, reflecting the fast-changing and emerging perspectives on projects and their management.

The four sections in the book describe:

  • Projects, their context, value and how they are connected to organizational strategy;
  • Performance: describing how to manage the delivery of the project, covering scope, quality, cost, time, resources, risk and sustainability
  • Process: from start up to close down
  • Portfolio: the project and its relationship to the organization

The discrete nature of each chapter makes this Handbook a wonderful source of advice and background theory that is easy to consult. Gower Handbook of Project Management is an encyclopaedia for the discipline and profession of project management; a bible for project clients, contractors and students.

Rodney Turner is Professor of Project Management at the SKEMA School of Management in Lille, France and The Centre for Project Management in the Kemmy Business School, Limerick, Ireland. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology Sydney (Australia), and Visiting Professor at Henley Management College (UK). He is editor of The International Journal of Project Management, and has written articles for journals, conferences and magazines. He lectures on and teaches project management worldwide. Rodney was for twelve years a member of Council of the UK’s Association for Project Management. He is now an Honorary Fellow and Vice President. He has also been President and Chairman of the International Project Management Association, the global federation of national associations in project management.

Founded in 1967 and based in the UK, Gower is an independent publisher, widely recognized as a specialist in project management books and resources. Gower’s publishing programme includes a range of over 1000 titles from classic business and project management books through to the most challenging and cutting edge topics. Gower’s expert authors are continually developing new titles and are drawn from respected academic institutions and industries worldwide.  Gower’s project management home page can be found at www.gowerpublishing.com/projectmanagement

More information & free chapters on the Gower Handbook of Project Managementat: http://www.gowerpublishing.com/isbn/9781472422965

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Source: Gower Publishing